Andrew Kalloch is the leader Oregon needs now to address the urgent crisis of climate change, the lack of affordable housing, the need for an education system and economy of opportunity that works for everyone, the rising cost of healthcare, long-overdue criminal justice reform, and protecting democracy.
For too long, politicians have tried to address climate change by creating goals and future commitments without actually following through on those pledges or having a realistic plan to do so. This kind of leadership– one that places ribbon-cutting above results – has done nothing to slow climate change, while simultaneously undermining faith in the government’s ability to deliver results.
Andrew will bring a new direction, the urgency of a young Oregonian, and the passion of a parent to the climate change issue and will treat it like the emergency it truly is. Unlike politicians in this race who have built their political career on corporate cash, Andrew has taken the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge and refuses money from Corporate PACs.
For Andrew, climate change is not *a* priority– it is the through-line that connects all policy, from defense and agriculture to industry, land use, transportation and beyond.
Some of Andrew’s Past Work on Climate Change
Too many Oregonians are falling behind in the 21st century economy. While many politicians continue to fight old battles about Oregon’s past, Andrew brings a new perspective and a new direction to economic opportunity in our communities, one rooted in a forward-looking vision that builds on Oregon’s great strengths.
Some of Andrew’s Past Work on Economic Opportunity
As the cost of housing continues to soar, families are leaving SW Oregon and our communities suffer from some of the highest homelessness rates in the country. Andrew has been a champion of affordable housing and will bring new ideas and new determination to solving this pressing problem.
Some of Andrew’s Past Work on Housing Affordability
As the son of public school teachers and the product of public schools, Andrew knows that education is the key to unlocking the talents of Oregonians of all ages.
Some of Andrew’s Past Work on Education
Our failure to ensure that every Oregonian can access quality care when they need it has shortened lives, harmed businesses, bankrupted families, and raised the cost of living for everyone. As the next Congressman from Oregon’s 4th District, Andrew will work tirelessly to build a healthcare system that provides better care to more people for less money and to boost investment in programs that improve our health and quality of life.
Some of Andrew’s Past Work on Health Care and Retirement Security
Andrew knows that America is still living with structural racism across many institutions, including the criminal justice system. As a former staff attorney for the ACLU’s New York chapter and a staunch advocate for cutting-edge criminal justice reform, Andrew is committed to making America live up to its creed of Equal Justice Under Law.
Some of Andrew’s Past Work on Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Andrew’s first-born is named Selma– an homage to his hero, John Lewis, who gave his life for American Democracy. At a time when the fabric of our democracy has frayed, we need a new generation of leaders who are committed to rebuilding it, one conversation at a time. From his days at the ACLU and beyond, Andrew has been and will be a constant voice for structural reform and voting rights for every American.
Some of Andrew’s Past Work on Protecting Democracy and Voting Rights